Malabar Mutton Potato Curry

Mutton potato curry

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1. Mutton /goat meat – 1 kg, cut into medium-small pieces

2. Potato – 1 large, cubed

3. Coconut oil – 3 tbsp

4. Onion – 2.5 cups, thinly sliced

    Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tbsp

6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

     Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp

     Coriander powder – 2 tbsp

     Garam masala powder – 2 tsp (Click here to find the recipe for home-made garam masala powder)

     Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp

7. Tomato – 1.5 medium, cubed

8. Salt – To taste

9. Hot water – 1.5 – 2 cups

10. Cilantro / coriander leaves – 2 – 3 tbsp chopped, to garnish


1. Heat 3 tbsp coconut oil in a large kadai / any heavy-bottomed pan. Add thinly sliced onion, curry leaves, little salt and saute until onion turns golden (takes about 15 minutes). Next add  ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 – 3 minutes until their raw smell disappears. Bring down the heat to low and add turmeric powder, kashmiri chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Saute for a couple of minutes until their raw smell disappears (you can sprinkle little water to prevent them from getting burnt). Add tomato cubes and cook until soft.

2. Add in the mutton pieces, salt and mix well. Finally add 1.5 – 2 cups of hot water. Mix well and cook covered  for  35 – 40 minutes at medium heat until the mutton pieces are 75 % cooked. Add potato cubes. Mix well and cook at medium-low heat for 10 – 12 minutes until the mutton and potato pieces are soft and done. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro. Serve hot with chapathi / pulao/ appam etc.

Mutton potato curry

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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